Aviation Mergers and Aquisitions Due Diligence

Jetlaw offers three levels of due diligence for aviation mergers and acquisitions.

Our team will customize each level to your specific transaction needs.

Level 1 – This basic audit is ideal once you have identified potential acquisition targets. The Level 1 audit looks for material weaknesses with the company’s management and its operations. The goal of this audit is to review the company’s framework and to determine whether processes are in place to achieve success. At the core of this audit is a phone call with the acquisition target’s senior management. During this call, Jetlaw’s team asks questions about the company and its operations. Jetlaw’s team will debrief the call with your acquisition team on potential strengths and weaknesses of the organization. If your team chooses to submit an intent of interest or letter of intent, Jetlaw will provide recommendations for tailoring the scope of the aviation due diligence for your acquisition target.

Level 2 – A Level 2 desk-top audit provides a deep understanding of an organization’s compliance track record. During this desk-top audit, Jetlaw’s team reviews the company’s FAA records, policies, and materials to evaluate the company’s FAA, DOT, and TSA regulatory compliance. This audit also includes obtaining compliance records and notes directly from government regulators. As part of the Level 2 audit, Jetlaw will provide your team with a written report documenting compliance issues and high-risk areas within the organization.

Level 3 – During on on-site audit, Jetlaw’s team confirms if the acquisition target follows its written policies and procedures in its day-to-day operations. There is no substitute for an on-site audit. During a Level 3 audit, one of Jetlaw’s attorneys with an aviation operations background will go on-site to observe the company’s operations. As part of the audit, Jetlaw will speak with the company’s team members, perform aircraft visual inspections, observe aircraft towing operations, view OSHA compliance items, and observe the organization’s safety culture. Jetlaw will provide your team with a written report documenting compliance issues and high-risk areas within the organization.

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